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RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Spartan Motors Announces Partnership with Ranger Design

Thu Apr 27, 2017

145512840627028.pngCHARLOTTE, Michigan - Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc., has announced a partnership with Ranger Design, a commercial van outfit manufacturer for mobile professionals, at the National Association of Fleet Administrators Institute and Expo at the Tampa Bay Convention Center in Florida April 25-28. Details of the partnership will be at Spartan's booth #147.

The complementary partnership combines the custom engineering and deep industry expertise of Spartan Upfit Solutions with Ranger's real-world-tested standardized products, including van racks, shelves and storage equipment. Ranger and Spartan Motors will together offer an unsurpassed portfolio of work-truck solutions with original equipment manufacturer Ship-Thru availability. The partnership will also expand customer warranty support to more than 300 locations in North America for Ranger components installed on Spartan Upfit Service trucks and vans.

"We are thrilled to add Ranger products and dealerships to our extensive network of Spartan Upfit Services partners," Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services President John Forbes says. "We are confident it will exceed our fleet customers' expectations through more options and an expanded portfolio of work-truck solutions. The NAFA Institute and Expo is the largest fleet management event of the year, which is the ideal place to announce the partnership, as well as explore the latest happenings and innovations in the industry and build relationships with future partners."

Spartan Upfit Services is a cost-effective, modernized fleet upfit assembly operation dedicated to the customization of cargo vans and other midsize fleet vehicles serving the utility, telecom, health care, construction, food and beverage and parcel-delivery markets. Spartan offers a combination of kits and base packages with corresponding customized services, with common vocational packages available for quick delivery. With Ship-Thru locations in Kansas City, Missouri and Saltillo, Mexico, these operations allow vehicles to be upfit with minimal freight costs.

The NAFA Institute and Expo is the premiere event for networking with fleet professionals from all over the world, experiencing the latest services and products and receiving the most up-to-date training and education in the industry. For more information, visit www.nafainstitute.org/about.